Meet Our PA's


Meghan Berger Pocius

Physician Assistant Certified

Meghan Berger Pocius, PA-C is a certified physician assistant who joined the practice in 2016. Meghan completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, during which she interned at Johns Hopkins University Melanoma clinic and research lab, where she authored a skin cancer guide for patients. She then went on to continue her education at the Towson/ Essex PA program, earning her masters in Physician Assistant studies in 2008. Meghan has been practicing dermatology ever since, and is trained in such skills as diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, dermoscopy, skin biopsies, laser treatments, sclerotherapy, and collagen pin to name a few. She is an active member in the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, and is a founding board member of the Maryland Association of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


Maria Ready

Physician Assistant Certified

Maria Ready is a recent addition to the Charles County Dermatology family, joining the practice in 2016.  She is a board certified Physician Assistant who completed her second Masters degree at the University of Maryland - Anne Arundel Community College Collaborative program. Her studies involved internships with the VA in Baltimore and the University of Maryland, Johns-Hopkins Medical Center, and Prince Georges Medical Center.  She graduated summa cum laude in both her undergraduate degree from Campbell University in North Carolina, and in her first Masters degree in Counseling Psychology at National University in San Diego, California. Married to a veteran, she has resided in various military communities throughout the United States but now calls Calvert County home.  She is trained in addressing problems related to acne, eczema, psoriasis, hair loss and other skin conditions; identifying skin cancers, performing skin biopsies and other therapeutic and cosmetic procedures.  Mrs. Ready is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants.  She is also proficient in Spanish.


Jacob Aja

Physician Assistant Certified

Jacob Aja, PA-C is a board certified physician assistant who joined the practice in 2021. He completed his undergraduate training at Boise State University. He then went on to earn his Masters in Physicians Assistant studies in 2007. He began his career in orthopedics but developed a love for Dermatology which guided him to join Charles County Dermatology. He is an active member of AAPA and Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. He is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, hair loss and other dermatologic problems. He is also trained to perform cosmetic procedures..

Charles County Dermatology Associates
4225 Altamont Place, Suite 3
White Plains, MD 20695
Phone: 301-637-4050
Fax: 301-645-4734
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